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Issue #2562581 by mikeryan, a_thakur, jhodgdon, phenaproxima, cilefen,...

Issue #2562581 by mikeryan, a_thakur, jhodgdon, phenaproxima, cilefen, ultimike: Update UPGRADE.txt for RC
parent ff622b59
INTRODUCTION
------------
This document describes how to:
* Update your Drupal site from one minor 8.x version to another minor 8.x
version; for example, from 8.8 to 8.9, or from 8.6 to 8.10.
* Migrate your Drupal site to version 8.x.
This document describes how to update your Drupal site between 8.x.x minor and
patch versions; for example, from 8.1.2 to 8.1.3, or from 8.3.5 to 8.4.0.
To upgrade from a previous major version (for example, Drupal 6 or 7), the
process involves importing site configuration and content from your old site
into a new Drupal 8 site. The tools and process are currently experimental,
rather than being fully supported, so be sure to test in a development
environment. You will need to use the contributed Drupal Upgrade module
(https://www.drupal.org/project/migrate_upgrade), as well as the core Migrate
and Migrate Drupal modules. See https://www.drupal.org/upgrade/migrate for
details, and https://www.drupal.org/node/2167633 for known issues.
First steps and definitions:
* If you are upgrading to Drupal version x.y, then x is known as the major
version number, and y is known as the minor version number. The download
file will be named drupal-x.y.tar.gz (or drupal-x.y.zip).
* If you are upgrading to Drupal version x.y.z, then x is known as the major
version number, y is known as the minor version number, and z is known as
the patch version number. The download file will be named
drupal-x.y.z.tar.gz (or drupal-x.y.z.zip). Previous Drupal versions used
only x.y (MAJOR.MINOR) to designate their versions.
* All directories mentioned in this document are relative to the directory of
your Drupal installation.
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More in-depth information on upgrading can be found at
https://www.drupal.org/upgrade
MINOR VERSION UPDATES
---------------------
To update from one minor 8.x version of Drupal to any later 8.x version, after
MINOR AND PATCH VERSION UPDATES
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To update from one 8.x.x version of Drupal to any later 8.x.x version, after
following the instructions in the INTRODUCTION section at the top of this file:
1. Log in as a user with the permission "Administer software updates".
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this page you can scroll down or use the filter to find your version and its
release notes.
4. Download the latest Drupal 8.x release from https://www.drupal.org to a
4. Download the latest Drupal 8.x.x release from https://www.drupal.org to a
directory outside of your web root. Extract the archive and copy the files
into your Drupal directory.
On a typical Unix/Linux command line, use the following commands to download
and extract:
wget https://www.drupal.org/files/projects/drupal-x.y.tar.gz
tar -zxvf drupal-x.y.tar.gz
wget https://www.drupal.org/files/projects/drupal-x.y.z.tar.gz
tar -zxvf drupal-x.y.z.tar.gz
This creates a new directory drupal-x.y/ containing all Drupal files and
This creates a new directory drupal-x.y.z/ containing all Drupal files and
directories. Copy the files into your Drupal installation directory:
cp -R drupal-x.y/* drupal-x.y/.htaccess /path/to/your/installation
cp -R drupal-x.y.z/* drupal-x.y.z/.htaccess /path/to/your/installation
If you do not have command line access to your server, download the archive
from https://www.drupal.org using your web browser, extract it, and then use
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Disable the "Put site into maintenance mode" checkbox and save the
configuration.
MAJOR VERSION MIGRATION
-----------------------
Upgrading from a prior major version of Drupal to Drupal 8.x is not possible.
The process now requires a migration to a Drupal 8.x site, using the Migrate
module in Drupal core.
Note that migration support in Drupal 8 is currently only partially implemented.
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